banausic

[ buh-naw-sik, -zik ]
/ bəˈnɔ sɪk, -zɪk /

adjective

serving utilitarian purposes only; mechanical; practical: architecture that was more banausic than inspired.

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Origin of banausic

First recorded in 1835–45; from Greek banausikós, equivalent to bánaus(os) “pertaining to an artisan,” derivative of baûnos “furnace, forge” + -ikos -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for banausic

banausic
/ (bəˈnɔːsɪk) /

adjective

merely mechanical; materialistic; utilitarian

Word Origin for banausic

C19: from Greek banausikos for mechanics, from baunos forge
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